My most important project is hidden.
In the past , I scrolled and then clicked to open my project on my small notebook monitor.
I did so some 50 times on an average day . This was my workflow.
That means = 50 Scroll-actions and 50 Click-Actions on an average day.
With your new UI I will not have to do 150 Actios per average day:
As it will be one more click to reach my most important project.
That means = 50 Click actions to dropdown, then 50 Scroll-actions to get to my project and then 50 Click-Actions on an average per day.
This will result in 150 Actions per Day.
The solution would be to order the list as per Project-Priority instead of per Alphabetical order.